Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga

Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga(Shivamogga):

Lion & Tiger safari shimoga entrance
Lion & Tiger safari shimoga entrance

There were times when we used to go on every Sunday’s to Tyavarekoppa Lion & tiger safari Shimoga. A small zoo with limited number of animals. I am talking 20years before story. This was the main attraction in Shimoga during those years.

But now as Government is giving importance in developing tourism in Karnataka, Tyavarekoppa lion & tiger reserve shimoga is being renovated few years back & It is attracting tourists widely from all over Karnataka. It is Karnataka’s second safari park after Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore.

Management office lion safari
Management office lion safari

Well, Tyavarekoppa is famous as “Lion safari” in Shimoga, yet it has many animals in it. A very known destination just 10kms from Shimoga KSRTC bus stand towards Sagar.

About Tyavarekoppa Lion tiger Safari Shimoga:

Lion & Tiger safari Shimoga
Lion & Tiger safari Shimoga

It was started in the year 1988, unfortunately I didn’t get in which month it started. But its been 30 years. The lion & tiger safari is spread over 250hectares of land.

In the initial years , there were no much facility available in Lion & tiger safari Shimoga & also the zoo was not at all well maintained for few years.

Safari van
Safari van

But now Tyavarekoppa Lion & tiger reserve Shimoga is a must visit place if you are visiting Shimoga . It is very well maintained, there are many species of animals & a good management, Cleanliness, Parking also available, No much ticket charges, about 4 to 5 hours of time be spent without any restrictions.

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What can be seen in Lion & Tiger safari Shimoga:

animals at safari shimoga
animals at safari shimoga

Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger safari Shimgoa, one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, is home to varieties of animals. It has not only Lions & Tigers but also many other animals which include, Leopards, ostriches, emu, black panther, bears, fox, crocodiles, pythons, deers, Sambar, Many species of birds include parrots, lovebirds, Macao, peocock, duck, swan, squirrels, eagle and last but not the least Monkeys.

ostrich at safari shimoga (1)
Deers at lion safari shimoga
Deers at lion safari shimoga

The main attraction of the zoo is the Jeep Safari where we are taken inside the reserve. Tigers, Lion & deers can be seen from very near. The best thing about Lion & tiger Safari Shimoga is Lions & tigers are free to move around inside the reserve. Children’s will definitely enjoy the place.

Lion at safari shimoga
Lion at safari shimoga

 

The very best part of the Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga is that tigers here are very healthy & attractive. There are around 8 tigers in safari & all of them are very beautiful & strong. They do roam around the Safari jeep, so that we can have a closer look of the tigers.

Black leopard at safari
Black leopard at safari

And there are one lion & one Lioness which are also very healthy & beautiful.

play area at safari
play area at safari

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Tyavarekoppa Lion & tiger safari Shimoga also has a park for the Children’s to play which is well maintained. A great picnic can be enjoyed here. There is also a small hotel where you can have a cup of tea & some snacks to relax.

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Quick info about Lion Safari Shimoga:

Peacock at Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga
Peacock at Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga

Lion & Tiger Safari entry fee, timings etc:

Timings10am-1pm & 2.15pm-5pm
Ticket charges30rs Per head
ParkingAvailable
Best time to visitThroughout the year
Camera & photographyAllowed
FacilitiesRestroom available, Hotel available
Time to spend4-5hours
Distance from Shimoga10kms towards Sagar road
Distance from Bangalore285kms
HolidayEvery Tuesday & on National Holidays

How to reach:

Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga is very easy to reach as it is connected to Sagar road.

Red gaint squirrel at safari
Red gaint squirrel at safari


By bus: Several buses connect to Shimoga from various parts of Karnataka. And also buses which ply between Sagara & Shimoga will give a stop at the Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Reserve, Shimoga. And it is easy to get an auto or taxi from Shimoga KSRTC bus stand.

By rail: The nearest railway station is Shimoga Railway station. There are trains from major cities of Karnataka like Bangalore, Birur, Mysore & Chikmagalur. Taxis & city buses available from railway station to

reach Lion & Tiger Safari Shimoga.

By air: Mangalore airport is the nearest airport.

Hotels & Accomodations:

Tyavarekoppa Lion & tiger safari is near Shimoga so it is easy to get good hotels to eat & to stay. There are many good hotels & Accommodation available near KSRTC bus stand Shimoga.

So at last what I want to share is if you are visiting Shimoga for a trip, don’t miss Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger reserve Shimoga, which is a best wildlife zoo in Malnad region.

You can also visit https://shimogasiri.com/gudavi-bird-sanctuary-shimoga-a-must-visit-place/

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